I use years of experience to create the best experiences
Shannon Lee Brown (D.J. Vicious Lee), a turntable veteran of 25 years was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. The talented DJ has traveled the globe touring with Tone’ Loc and with Hidden Beach Records “Unwrapped All Stars”. He is the only DJ to appear on a Tupac Shakur recording and has worked with Hollywood heavy weights Marta Kauffman, musical icon Will I AM of the Black Eyed Peas and sports legend Magic Johnson. He also was featured on The Arsenio Hall show as a guest DJ with The Posse ( Vicious Lee On Arsenio Hall Show)
and the lead in DJ for the Celebration of the Life of Prince giving by
DJ Vicious Lee is a go to DJ for Major corporations such as Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Sony Studios & Entertainment, The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, Yogurtland, Skechers LA marathon (2013-present) The Hard Rock Café. Performing at high profile events such as the AEG President’s Grammy After Party (2009-2013), Sony Pictures movie premiers and special events (since 2005) and the 2012 Golden Globe Awards official after party. His diverse talents also put him in the arena to spin at the 2012 & 2013 Major League Soccer Championship Cup party for the LA Galaxy at Staples Center, and also the The post Stanley Cup 2012 Celebration for the Los Angeles kings.With his impressive skills, DJ Vicious Lee has also become a club mainstay in Los Angeles and abroad. Spinning at many of the city’s influential nightspots, his performance credentials include appearances at Harvelle’s Blues Club, Glam Slam, (the club formerly owned by Prince), The Highlands, The Comedy Store, The House Of Blues, The Key Club, The Vanguard, and The Avalon. DJ Vicious Lee’s artistry has taken him all around the world. He has rocked venues in such places as Rome, Paris, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Jamaica & Amsterdam.
DJ Vicious Lee has honed his craft. From keeping bodies moving on the dance floor to simply providing a musical backdrop for any event, he has the perfect blueprint for what audiences look for in music entertainment.
Alyssa Milano's husband David Bugliari turned back the hands of time to celebrate the Charmed actress'
CAA agent Bugliari threw his wife a surprise party at The London in West Hollywood Dec. 14, multiple sources tell Us Weekly exclusively. "It's prom-themed because Alyssa didn't have a prom and hers would have been in 1990s," one insider reveals of the former child star. "Everybody dressed up and everyone got a corsage when they walked in."
Several of Milano's famous friends -- including Ludacris, Ken Jeong and Brian Grazer –
joined in on the fun. As
DJ Vicious-Lee played Milano's favorite hits, guests were able to take prom-style portraits in a
I had the great opportunity to b a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show along with Omar Epps and Misty Copeland.
I played with Robin Dimaggio & the Posse.
Highlight of my DJ career
Djaying @The California Science Center for The Premier of Island of Lemurs Madagascar 3D
The Mayor Of LA (Eric Garcetti) popped in to say hello. I actually djayed a fundraiser for his run for mayor. He is a very down to earth Class of 88 Washington General.
THIS NIGHT I WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO WORK AT LA LIVE DJAYING THE PRE PARTY / OPENING FOR THE GOLDWELL COLOR ZOOM COMPETITION 2013 COMPETITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONVERGED IN LOS ANGELES TO COMPETE IN THIS HAIR COLORING BATTLE ROYAL :-)
RED CARPET FOR THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN MOVIE 2012. .
California Science 16th Annual Discovery Ball Instead of a band this year they chose a DJ and I was lucky to get the call through my favorite company 1540 Productions.
To DJ Next to the Endeavor Space Shuttle was amazing. To look up and see a multi-billion dollar space craft as I do what I love was a Special Night.
Thanks to Tim Leiweke (former CEO Of AEG), & Lee Zeidman (General Manager of Staples Center) I was there djaying the first Victory party for the LA Kings in 2012 inside Staples Center after the big win. At this moment I was asked to hold the Stanley Cup so I had to grab a photo with Sir Stanley and Captain of the Los Angeles Kings Dustin Brown (#23).
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“I’ve made some of the most important contacts of my career at events where the venue has been empty. So, you should always shine, whether you’re playing to 10 people or 10,000; always give one hundred percent.” - DJ Vicious Lee
As the case often is with DJs, Vicious Lee (real name Shannon Lee Brown) was first exposed to the art of DJing at family occasions, where he saw various DJs playing 45s at his mom’s annual birthday, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve parties. Back then he was still in single digits, but as he got a little older, Jam Master Jay became his “true inspiration to learn to mix and scratch” and Lee began mobile DJing as a teenager.
“The influence of the rap legend (and Run-DMC DJ) had a lasting effect on Lee – who says he is “naturally a hip-hop baby” – and ensured that rap music has remained his favorite genre to this day. “I have to say hip-hop,” Lee explains, “because just when I was becoming really aware of music, hip-hop was born – and I was hooked.” while hip-hop may be his first love, Vicious Lee also learned how to mix on techno-hop and freestyle music, and claims to like everything… country being his least favorite. In terms of his track selection, he loves to mix things up.
“Usher’s ‘Yeah’ is a song which I love to dance to and love to mix. It’s the last vinyl I bought but it still rocks when I play it now. Another favorite is ‘Chief Rocker’ by Lords of the Underground; it’s an amazing track with lots of lyrics to back spin and repeat. It’s great to scratch too; it’s just a fun song to play with,” Lee enthuses. “There is one song which is part of my ‘DJ DNA’ though, and that’s ‘Clear’ by Cybotron; I was learning how to mix when it first came out, so I spent hours and hours practicing with it!”
While Vicious Lee has an admiration for vinyl – due to his enthusiasm for hip-hop and scratching – he does appreciate how technology has made the life of the DJ just that little bit easier. “My back is happy and grateful for Serato [DJ software]; for not having to carry countless crates of music to an event; and for having 80,000 songs at my fingertips - which is both a great and dangerous tool for any DJ that knows their music,” Lee tells us. “Oh, and it’s great to have lighter, reliable active speakers; the amps
I used to use were pretty heavy and the speakers were clunky too.”
While Vicious Lee has an admiration for vinyl – due to his enthusiasm for hip-hop and scratching – he does appreciate how technology has made the life of the DJ just that little bit easier. “My back is happy and grateful for Serato [DJ software]; for not having to carry countless crates of music to an event; and for having 80,000 songs at my fingertips - which is both a great and dangerous tool for any DJ that knows their music,” Lee tells us. “Oh, and it’s great to have lighter, reliable active speakers; the amps I used to use were pretty heavy and the speakers were clunky too.”
Since his teenage years, dragging around hefty equipment and honing his craft as a mobile DJ, Vicious Lee has also worked as a club DJ, performance DJ, and a radio DJ (as co-host of Zulu Tribe Radio on B-Real TV). His talents as a multi-platform DJ have seen him work with the Black Eyed Peas star, Will.i.am, and become a club mainstay in his hometown, LA. Impressively – as well as DJing for legendary Hollywood band Dox Haus Mob and jazz-hip-hop label Hidden Beach Recordings’ Unwrapped Allstars – Vicious Lee is, in fact, the only DJ to ever appear on a Tupac recording.
So, quite the résumé then... and, as you’d expect, Vicious Lee has some fond memories of his career so far. He DJed for Tone’Loc, playing with Coolio and Sir Mix-a-Lot, in front of 20,000 people at an event called Bash in the Grass.
“The crowd was huge,” Lee reminisces, “you couldn’t see where it ended.” Another fond memory for the DJ is playing at the Staples Center for the LA Kings when they won the Stanley Cup; an historic event which it was “amazing to be part of”. His most recent stand-out memory is of playing on the Arsenio Hall show, which gave the DJ an “amazing chance to show case [his] talent to millions of people”.
Having DJed with countless hip-hop legends and played clubs across the globe, surely this turntable veteran of 25 years has some advice for up and coming DJs? “Give it your best at all times – even if the event is dead. I’ve made some of the most important contacts of my career at events where the venue has been empty. So, you should always shine, whether you’re playing to 10 people or 10,000; always give one hundred percent.”